County council to seek tenders for improvement works for Inis Oírr Pier

Minister Heather Humphreys approves business case for project

Crucial improvement works for the Inis Oírr pier took a step closer this week following Government approval of the business case for the renovations.

The business case was approved on Tuesday by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, allowing the Galway County Council to seek tenders for the work.

The project, which is listed as one of the Government’s infrastructure commitments in Project Ireland 2040, will seek to address a number of issues, such as the danger from waves breaking over the pier, and challenges arising from the numbers of tourist and ferry vessels visiting the island.

The news has been welcomed by Fine Gael Galway senator, Seán Kyne, who said redevelopment of the pier is “absolutely vital for the future of the island and the safety of harbour users”.

 

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